House Belmore

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House Belmore of Strongsong
House Belmore.svg
Coat of arms Six silver bells on purple, 3-2-1
(Purpure, six bells 3-2-1 argent)
Seat Strongsong
Head Lord Benedar Belmore[1]
Region The Vale
Title Lord of Strongsong[1]
Overlord House Arryn
Founded Before the Andal Invasion[2]

House Belmore of Strongsong is a noble house from Strongsong in the Vale. They are one of the more powerful noble houses sworn to House Arryn. Their arms are six silver bells on purple, 3-2-1.[1][3] Their words do not appear in the books.


Members of House Belmore tend to have red hair.[4][1]


The Belmores are of First Man origin. During the Andal invasion, they allied with Robar II Royce against the Andals. Robar's forces were defeated in the Battle of the Seven Stars, however, and the Belmores submitted to Artys I Arryn, the new King of Mountain and Vale.[2]

Recent Events

A Storm of Swords

The Belmores support Lord Yohn Royce in pressuring Lady Lysa Arryn to enter the War of the Five Kings.[5]

Ser Marwyn Belmore is Lysa's captain of the guards at the Eyrie, and he is mocked by Marillion, who names him Ser Ding-Dong.[4] When Petyr Baelish marries Lysa, he replaces Marwyn with Ser Lothor Brune as the captain of the guards.[4]

A Feast for Crows

Marwyn goes to the Eyrie with Lord Nestor and Ser Albar Royce to question Petyr and Alayne Stone about Lysa's death.[4]

Lord Benedar Belmore is one of the six Lords Declarant. He is the first to arrive at the Gates of the Moon and blocks the food supplies. Petyr does not consider Lord Belmore as a threat, since he is corrupt and can be bought. After the parley at the Eyrie, Lord Belmore befriends Petyr and attends the wedding of Lord Lyonel Corbray in Gulltown that most of the other Lords Declarant shun.[6]

Ser Marwyn is now the captain of the guards at the Gates of the Moon.[7]

House Belmore at the end of the third century

The known Belmores during the timespan of the events described in A Song of Ice and Fire are:

With unspecified familiar relationship with the lord of the house there is also:

Historical Members